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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g5225 Greek: huparcho


primarily, "to make a beginning" (hupo, "under," arche, "a beginning"), denotes "to be, to be in existence," involving an "existence" or condition both previous to the circumstances mentioned and continuing after it. This is important in Phl 2:6, concerning the deity of Christ. The phrase "being (existing) in the form (morphe, the essential and specific form and character) of God," carries with it the two facts of the antecedent Godhood of Christ, previous to His incarnation, and the continuance of His Godhood at and after the event of His Birth (see Gifford, on the Incarnation, pp. 11, sqq.). It is translated "exist" in 1Cr 11:18, RV, for AV, "there be." Cp. Luk 16:14; 23:50; Act 2:30; 3:2; 17:24; 22:3 etc.


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